The recent epidemic of creepy goddamn clowns actually provided a primo example of how your Halloween costume could lead to charges bein’ laid against you.
We shouldn’t really need to outline this one, but if your costume involves, uh, the lack of a costume, you’re best off getting nakey in a private place with people who are a-okay with your rampant nudity. Public indecency offences still count, even if it is the night to skirt that boundary. Or to remove your skirt from any relevant boundary.
As an aside, PEDESTRIAN.TV contacted Victoria Police to see if Halloween brings about a jump (a jump scare, even?) in certain crimes being recorded. In turn, they said “crimes in ‘Halloween costumes’ is not a statistic that is captured.”
Judging by how many exciting ways there are for you to fall afoul of the law, we def reckon they should take more notice. On that Scooby Doo tip, for real.
Photo: Donnie Darko.